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Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

No: Breast milk is warm and tastes yummy to a baby. So, breast milk should not make a baby fussy. If a baby drinking from the breast seems fussy, but drinking formula seems fine, then the baby might be impatient (try feeding breast milk from a bottle to see what happens). On the other hand, a young baby might fuss on the breast when the let-down occurs because the milk is coming too fast! ...Read more

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Breasts Engorged (Definition)

Breasts are swollen and firm due to breast milk excess. This often happens when milk production exceeds amount of milk baby is taking. Engorgement also occurs when "milk comes in" switching from colostrum to mature milk ...Read more


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BREAST pain no period not pregnant. Healthy 25 yo f. Mom died of metastatic breast cancer. Feels like engorged breasts. Like when getting milk in. ?

BREAST pain no period not pregnant. Healthy 25 yo f. Mom died of metastatic breast cancer. Feels like engorged breasts. Like when getting milk in. ?

Evaluation: Get it checked out by your PCP as soon as possible more importantly because of your significant family history and don,t delay. Good luck and happy new year in advance ...Read more

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My right breast has a hard painful lump . I feed my 3 &a half month old baby with expressed breast milk .Can i take ibrupofen 600mg for engorged breas?

My right breast has a hard painful lump . I feed my 3 &a half month old baby with expressed breast milk .Can i take ibrupofen 600mg for engorged breas?

Yes: The small amount of Ibuprofen that would get into your breastmilk is safe for baby. A heat pack and massage (even if it hurts) will help unclog the duct that is causing the lump. If you have fever or redness of your skin over the lump you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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If a woman gives birth, will her breasts shrink back to normal size without breast feeding?

If a woman gives birth, will her breasts shrink back to normal size without breast feeding?

Some do, some don't: Most commonly, yes, after pregnancy women's breasts go back to their original size both with and without breastfeeding. Having said that, some women experience that their breasts are smaller after pregnancy, and some women experience breasts that stay larger. Age, weight gain and pre-pregnancy weight can affect this as well. ...Read more

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Can you refrigerate breast milk right away after pumping?

Yes: It's best to refrigerate or freeze it as soon after pumping as possible. ...Read more

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Age 24. Gave birth a week ago. Dark looking breasts during pregnancy. Flat nipple. Blood from both breasts in colostrum. Boil beside breast. Advice?

Age 24. Gave birth a week ago. Dark looking breasts during pregnancy. Flat nipple. Blood from both breasts in colostrum. Boil beside breast. Advice?

Nipple problems: If someone is breastfeeding and has cracked nipples there may be some blood. Most women don't have to deal with that. Also need to have someone see if it is a boil - as in an infection - or if it is a blister from nursing. If someone is having problems breastfeeding it would be a good idea to talk to a lactation consultant. Also should have breasts checked by MD to see if infected or not. ...Read more

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Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Yes: Only heat it once to thaw and then use. You can continue to use it from the refrigerator up to 24 hours. ...Read more

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Left breast tender large breasts and blue veins more in left aged 52 periods stopped 18 months can feel no lumps?

Left breast tender large breasts and blue veins more in left aged 52 periods stopped 18 months can feel no lumps?

Mammogram: If you are concerned about what might be going on with your breast, you should have a breast exam by an experienced healthcare provide and a mammogram if you have not had one in the past year. Hopefully the results will be reassuring. ...Read more

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Does pressing breasts hard or normally pressing them n sucking on nipples cause breast cancer ?

Does pressing breasts hard or normally pressing them n sucking on nipples cause breast cancer ?

No: Breast tissue is susceptible to injury as any tissue in the body is if there is sufficient trauma. This can manifest with similar symptoms to breast cancer on occasion (lumps, pain, bruising, etc). However, pressing on the breast and nipple-sucking (even if traumatic) does not cause breast cancer. ...Read more

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Right breast feels heavy, is swollen and is leaking colostrum 9 dpo. Had baby 5 mo ago, didn't breast feed. Breast problem or pregnancy?

Right breast feels heavy, is swollen and is leaking colostrum 9 dpo. Had baby 5 mo ago, didn't breast feed. Breast problem or pregnancy?

Breast problem: If pregnancy, likely other symptoms and both breasts would be affected. Have your breasts examined, you might have an infection or cysts that can be treated. Do a pregnancy test, too, if there's a possibility of pregnancy. Be well. ...Read more

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Will breastfeeding make my breasts sag later in life?

Will breastfeeding make my breasts sag later in life?

Probably: Studies have shown that nursing will likely produce some degree of ptosis (sag). I have a youtube video showing the effects of nursing on normal and augmented breasts. Visit:. ...Read more

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When will my nipples protrude so baby can feed?

When will my nipples protrude so baby can feed?

Inverted nipples: Lots of new mom have the same frusttration. There are nipple shields to facilitate baby sucking on the breasts to be able to breastfeed. Depending on the degreeof inversion, it takes short or longer time but th ekey is to make sure the baby keeps sucking a tthe brest even if it si wiht the nipple shields. ...Read more

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Every month nipple areolas get bigger 1 week before my period,and breast very soft. Period related?Normal?After period they both get firmer

The breasts often: become more engorged with fluid just prior to or during menses. This can cause itching, soreness or cause some changes in consistency. It is related to hormonal changes. Take care. ...Read more

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Im 11w3d prwgnant...Having engorged breasts and its leaking yellowish milk...Is that normal?Plz advice

Im 11w3d prwgnant...Having engorged breasts and its leaking yellowish milk...Is that normal?Plz advice

Normal: A bit unusual, but definitely normal. If this is not your first baby, it is much more common. Nevertheless, it's nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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How can I make my breasts firmer after my baby stops breastfeeding?

How can I make my breasts firmer after my baby stops breastfeeding?

Post Breastfeeding: Your breast tissue will change after breastfeeding- often less dense. The best thing for firmer breasts is toning the pectoral muscles supporting the breast tissue. Try doing upper body exercises to strengthen those pecs, also do core exercises and improve your posture. A great support bra will help and yes you might be a different size after breastfeeding.. I certainly was:). ...Read more

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My breast is hard after stopping breast feeding for my 1 year kid what I can do to breast engorgement?

My breast is hard after stopping breast feeding for my 1 year kid what I can do to breast engorgement?

Ice Packs/NSAIDs: If you're not breastfeeding or pumping, it typically takes around 7-10 days after delivery to return to a non-pregnant/non-lactating hormonal level. During that time, you might feel some discomfort if your breasts become engorged with milk. Try applying cool compresses or ice packs, taking NSAIDs like ibuprofen or wearing supportive bra. If really uncomfortable, okay to express a small amount milk ...Read more

Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Clogged Milk Duct (Definition)

Clogged Milk Ducts can occur during breastfeeding when milk production exceeds nursing by the baby. Milk backs up within the duct and causes pain, ...Read more